Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

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What to expect at this year's Dubai Airshow

The aerospace sector is back in event mode, as the Dubai Airshow returns this November. Richard Schuurman highlights the key trends to look out for

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The intriguing story of USAF's nuclear particle hunters

For three decades, Constant Phoenix has sampled the atmosphere for nuclear particles. As the USAF’s last WC-135W faces retirement, Bob Archer reviews what could be its final UK deployment

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Maintaining the edge

As the dust begins to settle after a turbulent 18 months for the MRO sector, Gordon Smith sat down with David Doherty, head of sales at Etihad Engineering to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead

BOC Aviation orders up to 25 PW GTF shipsets

BOC Aviation has placed orders for ten firm and 15 option shipsets of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power new Airbus A320neo family aircraft

Boeing awarded global C-17 sustainment extension

Boeing has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Department of Defense to help sustain C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft, in a deal that could be worth up to US$23.8bn including potential options and incentives over the next ten years

NASA electric engine contracts awarded

NASA has selected two US companies to support its Electric Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD)

Boeing awarded global C-17 sustainment extension

Boeing has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Department of Defense to help sustain C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft in a deal that could be worth up to US$23.8bn including potential options and incentives over the next ten years

Boeing awarded contract German for P-8A deal

The US Navy has awarded Boeing a production contract for five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Germany, with the first deliveries scheduled to begin in 2024 in replacement of its current P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft

Rolls-Royce to sell ITP Aero

Rolls-Royce has signed a definitive agreement to sell 100% of its Spanish aero engine operation ITP Aero to Bain Capital Private Equity

Rolls-Royce to power USAF B-52 bombers

Rolls-Royce North America has been selected to provide the powerplant for the US Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress under the Commercial Engine Replacement Program, meaning that US-made F130 engines will power the aircraft for the next 30 years

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.

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